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Chamblee ends city manager’s contract

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The Chamblee City Council announced it has lost confidence in the leadership abilities of City Manager Niles Ford as council members voted to end Ford’s contract during a June 18 council meeting. Police Chief Marc Johnson has been named acting city manager, a position he held before Ford was hired in 2011. According to Johnson, […]

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Chamblee groups oppose Century Center annexation

Two community groups have asked Brookhaven officials not to annex the Century Center office complex into its city limits.

The Citizens for Chamblee Committee and Dresden East Civic Association have asked Brookhaven officials not to annex the Century Center office complex into its city limits. On June 21, Highwoods Properties filed an application with Brookhaven for Century Center to be annexed into the newly created city. According to Jim Bacchetta, vice president of Highwoods […]

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Clarkston mayor foils robbery


Crooks beware. The mayor of Clarkston may be watching. Clarkston Mayor Emanuel Ransom foiled an attempted robbery July 16, when, after a post office run, he drove by the construction site of the city’s new public works building. “I always check on the site,” Ransom said. While there, he noticed a man loading metal channels […]

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Lee May sworn in as DeKalb’s acting CEO

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Approximately an hour after Gov. Nathan Deal announced the suspension of DeKalb CEO Burrell, DeKalb Commissioner Lee May was sworn in as acting CEO. The appointment is “something that I take seriously and I’m humbled by the opportunity to act in this position,” May said. “[I’m] excited about the opportunity to work with my colleagues […]

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Governor orders Ellis’ suspension


After a panel recommended July 15 that DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis be suspended from office, Gov. Nathan Deal announced he will accept that recommendation. The governor appointed Commissioner Lee May, the presiding officer of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, acting CEO. May was sworn in shortly after the July 16 announcement. Ellis has […]

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Panel recommends DeKalb CEO’s suspension from office


  DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis should be suspended from office. That is the unanimous recommendation of a panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal that met July 15. Deal will announce a final decision by the end of this week. Ellis is charged with 14 felonies, including criminal attempt to commit theft by extortion, theft […]

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Decatur football program hosts a youth football camp


The potential future football players of Decatur High School got an opportunity to learn fundamentals and other skills at the Decatur Youth Football Camp. The camp, held July 8-12, was started by former Decatur football head coach Brad Waggoner in 2012; new head football coach Scott Jackson brought the camp back for a second year […]

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Local actor portrays former sheriff’s deputy turned murderer

Derrick Yancey, convicted of murdering his wife and a day-laborer in 2008, sits in on a motions hearing in DeKalb County Superior Court. File Photo

Actor Henry Louis Adams, a resident of Stone Mountain, said he’s grateful for the chance to tell the story of Linda Yancey, who was found shot to death in her home in 2008. “It touched me because I couldn’t understand how a couple with a beautiful family that appeared to be so loving could end […]

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